For the last few years, Husqvarna has revealed stunning concept and prototype models at EICMA, and the Swedish firm continued that tradition this week with the reveal of the new Norden 901 Concept. The full-size proto-adventure bike is based on the 899cc parallel-twin platform in the 790 Adventure from KTM — Husky’s parent company.
Like its ‘Pilen brethren, the new Norden sports sleek, neo-retro styling, with bodywork inspired by old school ADV models and contemporary Dakar sleds with its beefy skid-plate, crash-bars, fork-guards, auxiliary lighting, navigation tower, and steep windscreen. Riding on a 21” front wheen and an 18″ in the rear, the new Husky concept also wears its own concept soft luggage and is fitted with a bevy of futuristic-looking luggage racks. One of the more noteworthy features on the Norden is its large TFT display, which can be paired with a horizontally-mounted smartphone to double the size of the instrumentation. Thus far Husqvarna has been tightlipped on specs and details, though based on the immense success of its concepts from prior years, there’s a decent likelihood we’ll be treated to a production version of the new 901.
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